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Dates: Mondays, November 1, 15, 29 and December 13; Tuesdays, November 2, 16, 30 and December 14
Times: 6:30–6:45 p.m., 6:45–7 p.m., or 7–7:15 p.m.
Location: Kids’ World Desk

Calling all first graders! Come in and get your picture taken with a book you can read all by yourself. Your photo can be displayed in our I Can Read area. Bring a familiar book to read aloud to a librarian. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.

Date and time: Thursday, November 4, 7 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

As technology becomes more widespread so does identity theft. Kathy Reuter, Consumer and Family Educator at the University of Illinois Extension Service, will show you how and where your personal information is being shared and give you tips for reducing your chances of being a victim. Learn what steps to take if you become a victim of identity theft in order to minimize the damage to your financial and personal reputation. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.

November 1–December 1

For over 10 years, the Library’s Holiday Book Drive has brought the joy and magic of books to area families. Join us once again by donating new children’s books for Wheeling Township’s Adopt-a-Family holiday basket program for low-income families. We are collecting books for children from infancy to age 16. As always, books in Spanish are also welcome. 

Drop off your book donations in the collection bin by the Checkout Desk on the Library’s first floor. For more information about the book drive, call Debora Whisler at 847-506-2613.

Once again the Library is sponsoring a “Read & Feed” food drive. It will run from September 1–December 1 at the Library and on the bookmobile to collect food pantry items for the Wheeling Township food pantry. The “Read & Feed” drive will also accept items for The Buddy Foundation to care for stray, abused and abandoned animals.

Food donations can include unopened and unexpired cans or boxes of:
• rice
• dry beans/peas
• meats
• stews
• soup
• peanut butter
• cereal
• pasta
• macaroni & cheese
• fruits
• vegetables
• powdered or evaporated milk
• pancake mix
• jelly
• paper goods - paper towels, toilet paper, napkins, household cleaning products, and diapers sizes 4, 5 and 6.

Pet items to donate include:
• dog food - canned or dry
• dog treats
• cat food - canned or dry
• cat treats
• scoopable cat litter.

For more information about items to donate to the “Read & Feed” collection, please call 847-506-2613.

Date and time: Wednesday, November 10, 1 - 3 p.m.
Location: Hendrickson Room

This is boot camp for learning how to use the most important networking site for a job seeker. You may bring your laptop. In this advanced class, you will learn how use LinkedIn effectively in your job search. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.

Date and time: Monday, November 15, 7 p.m.
Location: Business Center

Marketing is vital throughout a business to give you direction, to help you to set goals/objectives that will contribute to your success, and to ensure that everyone involved is focused on the same targets. This workshop will cover effective and strategic utilization of marketing tools to give you a competitive edge. It is presented by counselors from SCORE, a resource partner of the U.S. Business Administration. For more information, contact Barb Vlk, Business Librarian, 847-870-3642, bvlk@ahml.info.

Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.

genealogy Date and time: Saturday, November 6, 1–4 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Do you know your family history? How do you start? Where can you find information? What questions do you ask grandpa or grandma? Genealogy research is for the whole family - children, parents, and even grandparents. Members of the Illinois State Genealogical Society will join with library staff and volunteers to present a program of learning ativities. Fun for the whole family! For children 10 years and older with a parent or grandparent. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.

kindle_blog Did you know that the Library has eReaders that you can check out? We have Kindles, Nooks and Sony Readers that can be checked out for two weeks (except for the Kindle DX). Each eReader has titles preloaded for you to read. The Kindles have either popular fiction or nonfiction titles, and the Sony Readers and Nooks have both fiction and nonfiction titles on each. To find out what titles are available, check our catalog under eBook Reader to get a listing. To check one out, pick up a case on the "Just Arrived" shelves located near the Welcome Desk and take it to the Checkout Desk. Before you leave the Library, be sure to stop at the Welcome Desk for some quick instructions to get you started.

money_talks Karen Chan, Consumer & Family Economics Educator at the University of Illinois Extension Service, is coming to the Library as part of our Money Talks series. Sign up now for these programs to help you make the most of your money. Getting Through Tough Financial Times Date and time: Tuesday, October 12, 7 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room  Get tips on topics such as how to avoid foreclosure, prioritizing debts, reducing spending and dealing with creditors. Register   Informed Investing Date and time: Tuesday, October 19, 7:30 p.m. Location: Hendrickson Room Understanding key investment concepts and strategies is more important than ever during an economic downturn. Learn about stocks, bonds, mutual funds, munis, dividends and capital gains and what terms such as low-risk investments, a diversified portfolio, asset allocation and differences in load/no-load/rear-load mutual funds mean. Register

yoga_herbal_medicine for cc Date and time: Monday, October 18, 7:30 p.m. Location: Training Center Learn about some of the standard and more reliable sources for information about vitamins, supplements, herbs and different therapies such as yoga, meditation and acupressure. Register online or at the Reception Desk, 847-392-0100.

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